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used bike advice YZF-600R - March 30, 2007, 03:19 PM

I was exploring online for a new bike and found a 1997 YZF-600R with 39,000 miles in my price range.

I know a well cared for bike will last beyond that, but what concerns should I have when looking at the bike like that?
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That's my favorite suzuki evar.


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That's my favorite suzuki evar.
Sorry, my bad. I didn't realize I didn't get switched to the Yamaha section.

No wonder I got no replies. The guy never called back, so maybe I'll be looking at a real Suzuki next.
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April 1, 2007, 10:14 AM

The YZF600R is a great bike, and as long as it's well taken care of, it'll last as long as you want it to. I had a 1998 YZF 600 and just lost it the Feb in a wreck unfortunately. I was getting ready to turn over 86,000 miles on my Cat too, so the bike will last. with it having 39,000 miles, it's probably already had the 2nd gear replaced, but make sure to ask about it. the YZF, when it get's in that 28-35,000 mile range drops 2nd gear. it was a design flaw, and as long as the bike is still under warranty, (as mine was when it happened to me), a dealership will fix it. other little things to look at would be tire condition and of course chain & sprockets. if the tires are almost bald and in shotty condition, and the chain is dry and rusted, chances are the bike wasn't taken care of that well. if a rider doesn't even know the simplist things like keeping the chain cleaned and lubed regularly, and to put new tires on when needed, there's no telling what else they didn't take care of w/out having a mech looking at it. don't diss the YZF b/c this guy didn't call or something, it's a great bike, ask any of the old crew here on the board about mine and the way i rode the hell out of her. it's a great bike. good luck out there.


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I had a slight issue with my 2nd gear but replaced the detent arm and spring and never had a problem after that. 54,000 miles and it's still strong with it's current owner. Original 2nd gear.


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My friend had a 2003 CAT RIP I rode that bike and dude is that sweat comfy. Good luck with the purchase.
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April 2, 2007, 01:23 PM

I've really liked the Cat for a long time, but I haven't been able to find one in my price range.

I'm going to check out an SV650 tonight. Wish me luck. I knew I would eventually swing this thread back around the right way. GO SUZUKI!
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